The ‘epic’ family Christmas of Ken Block is exposed in his heartbreaking final social media posts

The ‘epic’ family Christmas of Ken Block is exposed in his heartbreaking final social media posts

A few days before to his death, rally racing champion and extreme sports YouTube personality Ken Block described his breathtaking Christmas spent with family on a “amazing holiday journey.”

Block shared his holiday trip surrounded by his family in a snowy Canadian ski lodge in one of his final social media posts. Pictured: Block with wife Lucy and their three children, including daughter Lia in the Selkirk Mountains, Canada
In one of his final social media posts, Block, who died at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident in Utah on Monday afternoon, described his holiday trip with his family in a snowy Canadian ski resort.

The action sports celebrity was pronounced dead at the scene after his snowmobile toppled and landed on him, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.

In the beautiful family Before his terrible demise, Block and his family can be seen celebrating Christmas in the snow and decorating their Christmas tree in their cozy ski cabin.

At one of his final social media posts, Block described spending the holidays with his family in a snowy Canadian ski resort. Pictured: Block with his wife Lucy and three children, including daughter Lia, in the Canadian Selkirk Mountains.

Block writes, “From the magnificent snow to watching Jamie Lynn climb the rafters to place the star on the Christmas tree (shown) […], it was an outstanding vacation.”

Block wrote: 'From the amazing snow [...] to watching Jamie Lynn scale the rafters to install the star on the tree (pictured) […], it was an epic holiday trip'

Monday afternoon in Utah, Block died in a snowmobile accident at the age of 55. Block at Jyvaskyla, Finland, on August 2nd, 2012

The family appeared to spend Christmas at Baldface Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains, around 400 miles (644 kilometers) east of Vancouver, Canada.

Shortly before the new year, Block shared the festive photos on Instagram.

Merry Christmas from the Blocks and Baldface Lodge! Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos.Block died at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident in Utah on Monday afternoon. Pictured: Block in Jyvaskyla, Finland, August 2, 2012

From the magnificent snow to the fantastic hospitality of Jeff Pensiero and his family to witnessing Jamie Lynn scale the rafters to install the star on the Christmas tree to observing my children get better at shredding, this holiday trip was truly spectacular. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

In one of the photographs, Block poses with his wife Lucy and their three children, whom he now has leave behind due to the tragic event.

Lia, his 16-year-old daughter, is also a driver and has competed for her father’s Hoonigan Racing squad.Rally car champion and extreme sports YouTube star Ken Block revealed his stunning Christmas shared with family in the Selkirk Mountains on his Instagram page

Champion of rally cars and extreme sports Ken Block, a YouTube celebrity, shared with his family a breathtaking Christmas in the Selkirk Mountains on Instagram.

Block posted the following on his Instagram page: “Merry Christmas from the Blocks at Baldface Lodge! Here is a collection of some of my favorite photographs.

The 29th of December, 2022, Block published a number of holiday photos from the lovely ski lodge in the Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, Canada, including a towering Christmas tree with a snowy mountain backdrop.

The family appeared to spend Christmas at Baldface Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains, around 400 miles (644 kilometers) east of Vancouver, Canada. Block uploaded festive images on December 29, 2022

Block took to Instagram on December 29, 2022, shortly before the new year to share festive photos.Block wrote on his Instagram page: 'Merry Christmas from the Blocks, from Baldface Lodge! Here’s a photo dump of some of my fav shots.'

Block had also been executing acrobatics in Idaho on a bigger and more powerful snowmobile throughout the previous week. Even he conceded that its enhanced strength had caught him off guard.

Block had stated, “It was my first day riding my brand-new ’23 Ski-Doo Summit X Turbo, and it rips!” Plenty of power at high altitudes, and wheelies all day long! Incredible early season snowfall and an incredible first day. Wheelies, deep pow turns, and a lot of learning on this new sled — fun!’

Block had been snowmobiling in Utah and uploaded photographs and videos on Instagram earlier in the day, including one in which he expressed his eagerness to ride a snowmobile.

On Monday, he posted “Hell yeah!” on Instagram Story as he approached a row of snowmobiles that were parked and ready to go.

Even Block conceded that the greater power of the snowmobile had taken him by surprise. Block riding a snowmobile in Idaho on December 22, 2022

Block had also been executing acrobatics in Idaho on a bigger and more powerful snowmobile throughout the previous week. 23 December 2022: Block smiles for the camera while riding the new ’23 Ski-Doo Summit X Turbo in Idaho.

Ken Block publishes an Instagram video of himself snowmobiling in Idaho on December 22, 2022.

From 2005 to 2014, Block gained 16 victories in 60 Rally America competitions and five X Games medals. In July 2011, block signs autographs for fans.

On Monday, hours prior to his death, he tweeted: ‘It’s been POURING snow in Park City, Utah this week, with more predicted for the weekend, and we wouldn’t be able to get to the ranch without the @SkiDoo sleds and @KubotaUSA equipment to clear the road! Can’t wait to see how much more snow accumulates in the coming days.

Block was widely recognized as a rally car racing champion, having competed in the sport since the middle of the 2000s and earning multiple podium places.

Block also competed in motocross, skating, driving UTVs, competitive snowboarding, and snowmobiling, in addition to his numerous podium finishes in rally car racing.

With 7.5 million followers on Instagram and 2 million subscribers on YouTube, he was a well-known presence on social media.

In 1994, he co-founded DC Shoes with his business partner Damon Way.Block shared some of his holiday snaps in the idyllic ski lodge in the Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, Canada, including a towering Christmas tree with the snowy mountain backdrop, December 29, 2022

In the time of the disaster, his family was also with him in Utah, having spent the holiday at a mountain resort.

His squad, Hoonigan, expressed their sorrow in a statement.

Ken was a pioneer, a visionary, and an icon. And foremost, a father and a husband. He will be missed much.

From 2005 to 2014, Block gained 16 victories in 60 Rally America competitions and five X Games medals.The family appeared to spend Christmas at Baldface Lodge which boasts 32,000 acres of terrain in the Selkirk Mountains, some 400miles (644km) east of Vancouver, Canada. Block posted the holiday photos on December 29, 2022

In addition, he is one of the few Americans who have accumulated points in the World Rally Championship.

His wife Lucy Block uploaded a picture of her deceased husband’s helmet, which he was wearing at the time of his death, with a heart emoji comment.

In addition to his motorsports accomplishments, his social media presence helped him become a well-known character.Block took to Instagram shortly before the new year to share the holiday snaps, December 29, 2022

His Gymkhana video series, which includes popular motorsports videos, has further grown his popularity.

Block inked a contract with Audi in the fall to market the company’s electric vehicles.

Block is survived by his wife Lucy and three children, including his 16-year-old daughter Lia, who had raced for her father’s Hoonigan Racing team since she was 11 years old.

 

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